A new digital service called EEVEE has launched, providing fleet managers and EV drivers with data on the true cost of charging electric vehicles (EVs).
The new service aims to solve the problem faced by company EV drivers of how to accurately claim back home charging costs for business use.
Like a digital fuel card, EEVEE generates reports for users which can be sent automatically to the accounting department of their employer. EEVEE also links directly to many accounting and fleet management systems.
Steffen Brans, EEVEE founder, said: “We are electric car enthusiasts and we want to help accelerate the adoption of EVs by giving owners the full story on how much it’s costing them to charge and run. The increasing number of charging solutions, cards and rates makes it hard for EV owners to keep track of how much they are spending, with multiple data sources for charge costs if they use different charging networks.
“EEVEE, with its powerful app and secure, advanced connected vehicle technology, cuts through the confusion. It is the ultimate tool for giving consumers and companies total transparency to all charging costs and real-time efficiency information.”
EEVEE connects directly with the vehicle to unlock the charging data it stores. It collects this data (with owners’ consent) to offer insights into charging behaviour and costs.
To establish the connection with a vehicle, EEVEE uses an API token. Once connected, ‘Vehicle to Cloud’ (V2C) technology allows vehicles to share information with EEVEE, which can then provide users with real-time information on consumption, cost and efficiency.
The app is already used by Tesla drivers in 47 countries, with a rapid rollout of more compatible models from different brands underway. The list of compatible vehicles includes popular electric models from brands such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz.